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Bowker, Alan

Overview
Works: 11 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,832 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: F1021, 917.0352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Bowker
The social criticism of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the front line of life : Stephen Leacock : memories and reflections, 1935-1944 by Stephen Leacock( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts, and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intelligent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress."--Jacket
Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time such as there never was before : Canada after the Great War by Alan Bowker( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As much upheaval as WWI caused in Canada, its aftermath was even more transformative for the country. With victory and the return of the troops, Canadian society was now faced with the question of how to return to normalcy - and what "normal" would mean, as Canada emerged from its colonial status and found its independent national identity
Truly useful men : Maurice Hutton, George Wrong, James Mavor and the University of Toronto, 1880-1927 by Alan Bowker( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays : the social criticism by Stephen Leacock( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die (Er-)Findung des kanadischen Westens( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MacKay United Church, founded 1875 : its history & its builders by Alan Bowker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the front line of life : selected essays by Stephen Leacock( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alan Bowker's Canadian Heritage 2-Book Bundle by Alan Bowker( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this two-book bundle, Alan Bowker sheds new light on two subjects with a surprising connection: the great Canadian writer Stephen Leacock and the rise of Canada on the world stage, which Leacock profiled with keen wit and observational skill. With Bowker as your guide, explore what it was really like to live through the great upheaval that pushed Canada to come into its own on the world stage. A Time Such as There Never Was Before Ottawa Book Award 2015 -- Shortlisted The years after World War I were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history: a period of unremitting change, drama, and conflict. They were, in the words of Stephen Leacock,?a time such as there never was before.? The war had been a great crusade, and its end was supposed to bring a world made new. But the conflict had cost sixty thousand Canadian lives, with many more wounded, and had stirred up divisions in the young, diverse country. With Canada struggling to define itself, labour, farmers, business, the church, social reformers, and minorities all held extravagant hopes, irrational fears, and contradictory demands. Whose hopes would be realized, and whose dreams would end in disillusionment? Which changes would prove permanent and which would be transitory? A Time Such As There Never Was Before describes how this exciting period laid the foundation of the Canada we know today. On the Front Line of Life In the last decade of his life, Stephen Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address issues he cared about most -- education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world -- and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intelligent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress
On the Front Line of Life by Alan Bowker( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intellegent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress
 
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On the front line of life : Stephen Leacock : memories and reflections, 1935-1944On the front line of life : selected essays
Alternative Names
Bowker, Alan

Bowker, Alan Franklin

Bowker, Alan Franklin 1943-

Languages
English (49)

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Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essaysOn the front line of life : selected essays